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Friday, April 18, 2008

Setting a Reasonable Time Frame for the Judicial Appointments Commission....

Now that the government has announced the setting up of a Judicial Appointments Commission, I am sure that most Malaysians welcome such a move to restore public confidence and trust in the Judiciary.

A definite time-frame must be established and since most of the problems are known to the Bar and NGOs and the members of the Judiciary, I suggest such a Commission can be set up within 6 months.

It is better to get a commission that is 85% perfect in 4 months rather than try for one that is 97% perfect in 3 years. There would be broad principles of justice to be defined by stakeholders and the finer details that must comply with these principles.The JAC will refine the details as it does the work.

Since the IGP has also proclaimed that the Police are ready for the IPCMC, I suggest that since most of the same people will be involved in this issue, try and do both together and get the JAC and IPCMC running in 5 months or so.

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novice101 said...

We are talking about Fairness, aren't we!

Knowing the constraints the PM is facing and the difficult situation he is in, he deserves to be commended for what he has done. The wronged judges there last night expressed satisfaction with what was proposed by the PM. This matter should be left with the PM to take it forward for its implementation.

There may be some who are are still dissatisfied, they think the PM has not gone far enough. Let us give credit where credit is due. In the past 20 years of Mahathir's rule, no one had managed to nudge Mahathir an inch! Now, AAB has, on his own volition (albeit with some pressure from the GE12 result), has instituted some changes. This is more than what Mahathir had ever conceded. One may be still unforgiving and is adamant to want to extract more, but it would be good to remind oneself that one was also around in the 20 years Mahathir was the prime minister, what had one extracted from the man himself. Nothing, nought!

If one still feels more can be done and wants the PM and his government to go along that line, then it is for one to monitor, prompt, direct, advise and guide them.

Let us give credit where credit is due!

H J Angus said...

I agree with you.
Already some people from his own party do not appear too happy with his gesture.

小针 said...

Read my comment in Chinese: